I'd like to clear up an error that appeared in one of "Treasure's" postings concerning the historical attempt at forming an IEC/12 Class. He said: "It was Michael Chalder of the AMYA EC12 class that pulled the plug on Carr and Co."
In point of fact what happened was that 65 U.S. skippers cross registered their US EC-12's in a provisional IEC-12 Class which was set up to be the US home of the IEC-12. At that time, the IEC-12 was an ISAF International Class, and had been engaged in a rewriting of the class rule to meet ISAF requirements that were establishing commonality among ISAF Class Rules.
It was necessary to have 5 countries registering the boats to maintain ISAF Status for the boats. The US skippers as a whole did not want the US EC-12 to be sailed under the International version of the rule, hence the formation of the new IEC-12 Class under American Model Yachting Association sanction. The deal killer was the American MYA President, one Ned Helmle, who refused to accept the 65 members who wanted to form an IEC-12 Class within the American MYA. Though the American MYA Constitution clearly allowed 20 members to form a class, Mr. Helmle, in his "wisdom", simply broke American MYA's own rules in disallowing the IEC-12 to be recognized in the US. Without the US, we did not have 5 countries, and the IEC was declared moribund by ISAF, and eventually removed from the list of International Classes.
Now, all this is prologue to correct "Treasure's" comment above. After Mr. Helmle's illegal action, I resigned as AMYA EC-12 Class Secretary, and that job was taken over by Glenn Chalder. Under Mr. Chalder's direction the class maintained continuity, made good progress in reforming several important issues embedded in its American MYA Class Rule and continued its steady growth. So Mr. Chalder should be lauded as one of those who stepped forward and threw his energy and support behind the class, not as was intimated by "Treasure".